Work: 8 Optimism Revisited


Working with the London Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhoods Team, Paul Greenleaf developed these images for display outside Police stations in East London.

Designed to promote hope and positive thinking, the skies are manipulated to appear uncannily blue and flawless, implying a favourable future. Adding a melancholic twist, the prints fade when subjected to sunlight emphasising the fragililty of positive thought.

Optimism Revisited exhibited outside Tower Hamlets police stations as part of Photomonth 2012.